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Bewick's Swan

David Attenborough presents the bewick's swan.

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David Attenborough presents the story of the Bewick's Swan. This year is the 50th anniversary of Bewick Swan studies, begun by Sir Peter Scott, at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire. Bewick Swans return here and to other UK sites each winter to escape the icy grip of the Arctic tundra and studies have identified individuals through their varying bill patterns.

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Fri 18 Nov 2016 05:58

Bewick's swan (Cygnus columbianus)

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